Community isn’t just a buzzword for Coogee Bay Hotel. We believe in putting our money, muscle and minds into helping our neighbourhood. As a Coogee local, Coogee Bay Hotel supports groups that promote health, happiness and quality of life in our area. Our commitment to sports and community extends to our active contribution to various local clubs. Our established partnerships include:
Annual Golf Day for Sydney Children’s Hospital: seeing kindness come to life
Annual Event, raising $150,000-200,000 each year
Each year, Coogee Bay Hotel raises funds for the Sydney Children’s Hospital foundation by hosting an annual charity golf day event. This year will be the 19th Annual Coogee Bay Golf Day event for the foundation. This brings our suppliers, friends of the community and staff together to achieve a $200,000 goal every year.
This annual contribution has had a direct impact on the hospital, enabling specialist surgeons, Clinical Nurse Coordinators and the building of a state of the art, minimally invasive operating theatre that opened in 2007. In 2010, Coogee Bay Hotel committed to raising $1 million over 5 years for the Short Stay Surgical Ward of the new Clinical Services Wing of Sydney Children’s Hospital which was opened just 3 years into the fundraising campaign.
In addition to a significant financial commitment, Coogee Bay Hotel also donates 100 accommodation room nights per year for patients and families who have no accommodation in Sydney.
To date, Coogee Bay Hotel ‘s Annual Golf Day has raised over $2.5 million dollars for the Sydney Children’s Hospital.
Coogee Lions Club provides needy local people with physical help or monetary support. Our partnership since 2008 has raised in excess of $300,000, which is ploughed back into the community to assist with urgent situations including disability facilities in homes, local water delivery during heatwaves and helping kids and teens with mental health issues. This year we introduced a new initiative called ‘Coogee Cares’ with the Lions Club to direct resources from all our valued sponsors and partners to the most urgent local community causes.
This organisation’s brave volunteers risk life and limb to keep our surrounding oceans safe, and we’ve supported their huge contribution by joining with Randwick Council to fund their new boat, Offshore 3, along with the very latest rescue equipment.
Our involvement with soccer goes far beyond the many games you see on our Sports Bar screens (although those are definitely not to be missed!). Our local soccer club comprises 18 teams of all ages, making it one of the biggest clubs in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs Soccer Football Association. We are delighted to assist the club with uniforms, banners, team social events and the annual Mr Coogee competition held at Selina’s nightclub.
In 20 years, the Coogee Bay Hotel Rebels have grown from a fledgling cricket club with one team to a major force in Sydney’s Moore Park and South East Cricket Association competition. We’ve helped them get there by sponsoring gear and registration fees and subsidising the club’s busy social events calendar. The club now has 60 registered players who come from all over the city for the honour of playing for the mighty Rebels.
Our sport-loving neighbourhood holds its rugby dear and by supporting the local club we aim to help maintain the pivotal role of this beloved Aussie game in our community.
The beach is central to Coogee life and by supporting the Club’s 400-strong membership in their work of making the ocean a safer place, we aim to directly benefit everyone who enjoys the glorious local coastal lifestyle. We are proud to have helped provide Coogee with one of the best patrolled and best equipped beaches in Sydney.